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Miami’s city parks fully reopen

Park lovers rejoice! City of Miami parks are open!

For a directory of city parks, click here.

Photo by Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

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These rules remain in place:

  • Masks or facial coverings must be worn at all times, unless doing vigorous exercise (ex: jogging, running)
  • Parkgoers must restrict their activities and proximity to individuals from their own household only, with limited and specific exceptions
  • Volleyball Courts remain closed
  • Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness Courts are open on a park by park basis
  • Recreation Centers remain closed
  • Indoor activities and programs remain suspended
  • Use of water fountains is strictly prohibited Restroom facilities at parks remain closed 

However, with the Phase II reopening, some organized activities are now allowed, provided a City of Miami Park permit has been secured.

Those activities include:

  • Skills and Drills for youth sports limited to a “pod” of one coach to nine or less children for training. Additionally, pods must be kept separate in their activities. 
  • Health and Wellness Fitness Classes will have similar regulations. The ratio has to be one instructor and nine or less participants. The approved permit must include defining hours, locations and days. 
  • All classes are required to keep six feet social distancing during both class and practice sessions.
  • Participants must wear mask up to the point of participation, take off and put back on once participation stops. 


More News on Reopenings

Find the latest news on other reopenings around the city, including at museums, attractions and other venues. We know it’s tough to keep track of it all, so we’ve done the legwork for you. Click here for the latest updates.

If you like parks, you’re sure to love Miami’s gardens,  and plenty of those have reopened as well. We’ve put together a list of those for you, so click here for details. Plus, take advantage of the discounted admission deal at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Want to bring your pooch to the park? You have 28 to choose from around Miami-Dade, and we’ve got a list of them. Some are near the beach, while others are in the suburbs and off the mainland as well as down south. Click here for details.

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Open with Exceptions and Restrictions

Select City of Miami parks are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.

In order to limit person-to-person contact within open parks, the following rules are in effect and are being enforced by Miami Police officers and park rangers:

  • Playgrounds, picnic shelters, volleyball courts, and sports fields remain closed.
  • Parkgoers may visit parks either individually or with members of their household only.
  • Facemasks required at all times, unless under age 2 or doing vigorous exercise like running.
  • Social distancing required at all times, except for household groups visiting the park together.
  • Parks are open for passive and leisure use only: walking, jogging, cycling, roller skating, singles tennis and solo racquetball.
  • Organized sports, pickup games and training sessions are strictly prohibited.
  • Birthday parties, barbeques, picnics and gatherings of any other kind are strictly prohibited.


Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Edible South FL, Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today covering the arts community and restaurant scene and served as Calendar Editor. She has also worked in public relations for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, in travel and tourism for Newman PR and at the Miami Science Museum. She has written for Florida Travel + Life Magazine, Florida Monthly Magazine,, Indulge Miami and MiamiCurated.

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